A few weeks back we were lucky enough to get a promo copy of the new Cymbals Eat Guitars LP 'LOSE'. It's out later this month (August 25th) and we've got a strong feeling that it is going to creep up on you all and take over your stereos. There is a song called 'Warning' just down below that you can listen to. The album was produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) and the band explained that it is an LP about coping with loss, as frontman Joseph D'Agostino was writing songs about the death of his friend and collaborator Benjamin High.
They were good enough to pick us an eight pack of records from the Drift racks that they're currently into. The Hooray for Earth LP is out late next month and C.E.G not the first people to tip us off on that one.
FUTURE ISLANDS - SINGLES If we're being honest about things that hit us immediately as being excellent, this obviously has to be included.
ST VINCENT - ST VINCENT Ripping art pop record. Unassuming bangers abound.
HOORAY FOR EARTH - RACY Friends for life. Stadium shoegaze for the radio.
BEAR IN HEAVEN - TIME IS OVER ONE DAY OLD Friends for life. Stadium shoegaze for the eagle of the mind.
DAMON ALBARN - EVERYDAY ROBOTS Massive Blur and Gorillaz fans. This is a sweet record good for being in-transit at dusk.
GRACE JONES - NIGHTCLUBBING (REISSUE) For the club, obviously.
WILD BEASTS - PRESENT TENSE Played right after us at Glastonbury in 2010. Thought they'd be jumpy post-punk from the name. They were slinky, enchanting. Big fans.
WHITE LUNG - DEEP FANTASY Pummeling, unrelenting, with really wonderful guitar work and awesome vocals.
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Present Tense is a dramatically new album - taking cues from the most intense and effervescent of 1980s and 1990s electronic sound but rethinking and retooling these elements with exquisite detail for the 21st century. Longer in creation than any of its predecessors, Hayden Thorpe, Tom Fleming, Chris Talbot and Ben Little took almost a full year away from touring to conceive and construct the eleven tracks of 'Present Tense'. Written in London and recorded at Konk Studios in London and at The Distillery in Bath, the band worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protege Leo Abrahams to create a record of astounding intricacy, coherence and emotional resonance. Alongside its breathtaking leap in production, 'Present Tense' also finds the band at the peak of their considerable songwriting powers - each one of the album's eleven tracks illuminating the precious, tender, sad and funny moments of modern life in their trademark plain-spoken poetics. Already rightly considered to be one of contemporary Britain's most innovative and vital bands, 'Present Tense' sees the group's ever-restless collective muse lead them to remarkable new heights - boldly embracing new production techniques and songwriting forms whilst retaining the thrilling idiosyncrasies that have made them so beloved over the course of three beguiling and beautiful albums to date.
Deluxe LP comes with a 12" which features remixes of Wanderlust by The Field and Factory Floor.DominoIndie & Alternative2018-03-21